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South Peace indigenous students pick up Irving K. Barber scholarships

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A pair of South Peace post-secondary students are amongst 663 students across BC picking up scholarships this week.

The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society announced Thursday more than $2.3 million in Indigenous Student Awards, started in 2007 to remove barriers to higher education.

Area students receiving undergraduate awards are:

  • Summer Supernant of Dawson Creek, studying at Okanagan College; 

  • Harlen Bertrand of Fort Nelson, studying at Capilano University;

  • Richard Davis of Pouce Coupe, studying at Northern Lights College; 

  • Stephanie Attachie of Rose Prairie, studying at Thompson Rivers University; and

  • Bailie Copeland of Rose Prairie, studying at Thompson Rivers University.

There were 663 students awarded across B.C. this year.

The Scholarship Society's Indigenous Awards program is funded from the returns on an endowment fund established by the province. Awards of $1,000 to $5,000 each are issued every year through a competitive process to students studying at all post-secondary levels, from trades training to doctoral programs.

“The Society is pleased to be able to remove some funding barriers to post-secondary education by providing awards that are both available at the beginning of a program and renewable for future years of study” said Board Chair Melvin Berg in a release.

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